Mackinac Bridge back open after closing for falling ice - WNEM TV 5

Mackinac Bridge back open after closing for falling ice

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The Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas is back open after it closed due to falling ice.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority said Wednesday's shutdown came as a precaution after ice came off cables and towers of the bridge. This was the second time the bridge closed on Wednesday.

The bridge has been shut down several times this year due to weather. Motorists were advised to be prepared to stop and updates are being posted online. The 5-mile bridge goes across the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Michigan and Huron.

The shutdown came amid wintry weather in Michigan, including cold temperatures and recent snowfall at the bridge.

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